The stories you’ll find at The Sharp End of the Rainbow will transport you to a dystopian wonderland full of bizarre characters who engage in even more bizarre antics. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and gag—but more importantly, they show humanity in the face of the truly absurd, and act as a mirror to the world around us (Heads Dance Press).
“The Sharp End of the Rainbow goes hard out of the gate and dives deep into nightmare territory. Swann’s writing is flensing and wrathful–which is to say it perfectly suits the times.” Laird Barron, author of Blood Standard
“A dazzling storm of bizarre daydreams and nightmares. Swann is an expert surrealist, and she yanks just the right cryptic nerves to check if they’ll flinch. Sometimes playful, other times shocking, these are stories of worlds and people twisted in their odd logic, much like our own, much like us.”
Hailey Piper, author of The Worm and His Kings
“Wild and weird, these tales are a rollercoaster acid trip from the heights of absurd hilarity to the depths of surreal horror and you never know, from one moment to the next, whether you’re on the ascent or the descent. Madeleine Swann gives you just the barest, most tantalizing glimpse of other worlds – worlds where our comforting laws of reality warp and fray but always populated with characters who are disturbing not in their strangeness but in their familiarity.” Bitter Karella, creator of Midnight Pals
“Madeleine Swann writes the kinds of stories that expose the grotesqueries behind all the cute and cuddly Disneyfied facades. Punchy. Dark. Hilarious. Sharp End of the Rainbow will cut you like a scalpel. You’ll bleed out while reading this and thank her for it in the end.” Danger Slater, author of Puppet Skin